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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Oct 17, 2003 1:22am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: descriptive and unique file names

Descriptive: choose something like MyMovie and not 934847. This is to help others in identifying a movie once they've downloaded it onto their computers.

Unique: the site will not let you import a file or a directory that conflicts. I'm not sure why I wrote "choose something unique" - how would you know? :) The system will tell you if it's not unique.

As for directories: be sure that whatever files you put inside start with the same name as the directory. For instance, if your directory is MyMovie, make sure all your files start with MyMovie (e.g. MyMovie.mov or MyMovie_256kb.mov). And remember: case sensitive. I think this is stated on the instructions page, but thought I'd mention it just to save you some trouble. It might make sense to lax this requirement in the near future.

Jon

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Poster: JeffT Date: Oct 17, 2003 5:04am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: descriptive and unique file names

Just for clarification: The instructions say:

"For each movie you want to contribute, either upload one file, or create a directory and upload multiple files. ... Also, make sure that, if you create subdirectories, each file in the directory starts with the same name as the directory..."

This uses the words: "directory" and "subdirectories." "Subdirectories" suggests directories inside of another directory. Also, since a "directory" is not necessarily a "file" the names of subdirectories might not have to start with the name of the directory they are inside of. So the instructions could be interpreted to mean something like:

MidEast-Debate (name of top level directory)
Israeli-view (name of subdirectory).
Israeli-view.rm (file in subdirectory)
Israeli-view.qt " "
Israeli-view.mpg " "
Palestinian-view (name of another subdirectory)
Palestinian-view.rm (file in subdirectory)
Palestinian-view.qt " "
Palestinian-view.mpg " "

Or did the instructions mean that there should only be top level directories, or that the names of subdirectories should start with the same name as the directory they are inside of?

If subdirectories that start with unique names are allowed (like above), can they somehow be used to keep related movie segments, (like the debate parts above) together, i.e. viewable to the user as items in a group?




(i.e. more than one level of directories). Also, nt (all files inside a directory must start with the same name) suggests that "directory" in this case must be a "subdirectory" are meant to be synomous and both refer to top level directory. Otherwise, the

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Poster: JeffT Date: Oct 17, 2003 6:07am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: descriptive and unique file names

Sorry about the above. Leading spaces were taken out of the example when I submitted it, and I left some junk at the end. Corrected version below.

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Just for clarification: The instructions say:

"For each movie you want to contribute, either upload one file, or create a directory and upload multiple files. ... Also, make sure that, if you create subdirectories, each file in the directory starts with the same name as the directory..."

This uses the words: "directory" and "subdirectories." "Subdirectories" suggests directories inside of another directory. Also, since a "directory" is not necessarily a "file" the names of subdirectories might not have to start with the name of the directory they are inside of. So the instructions could be interpreted to mean something like:

MidEast-Debate (name of top level directory)
...Israeli-view (name of subdirectory).
......Israeli-view.rm (file in subdirectory)
......Israeli-view.qt " "
......Israeli-view.mpg " "
...Palestinian-view (name of another subdirectory)
......Palestinian-view.rm (file in subdirectory)
......Palestinian-view.qt " "
......Palestinian-view.mpg " "

Or did the instructions mean that there should only be top level directories, or that the names of subdirectories should start with the same name as the directory they are inside of?

If subdirectories that start with unique names are allowed (like above), can they somehow be used to keep related movie segments, (like the debate parts above) together, i.e. viewable to the user as items in a group?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Oct 17, 2003 6:21am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: descriptive and unique file names

I'm so sorry for the confusing directions on the website. This is being redone.

Only one top level directory should be made (the system will ignore subdirectories).

If you want to have an "Israeli view" and a "Palestinian view", just create two items (i.e. two top level directories) and import them separately.

Does this make sense?

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Poster: JeffT Date: Oct 17, 2003 6:50am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: descriptive and unique file names

Yes. Thanks for the fast response.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Oct 17, 2003 7:49am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: descriptive and unique file names

Sure! Thanks for contributing content :)